What We Don’t Say: Day 5

I personally don’t hold to the Calvinist theology that we are predestined to either go to heaven or hell when we are born. However I do believe that God has the knowledge of every decision and every outcome that we make with our own free will and how it interacts with everyone else. I fully believe that allowing ourselves to strive to give our will back to God and allow Him to guide us will not only allow us into heaven as salvation is the only way to do that, but allow our time on earth to benefit and love more people than we can possibly know.

Children: Assignment 7

Explain the verse, be the verse, give me your words and I will (shoot ran out of ice cream 😦 ):

Psalms 78:4-8

4We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.  5He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which He commanded our forefathers to teach their children, 6so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.  7Thenthey would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds but would keep His commands.  8They would not be like their forefathers– a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him.

                Exodus 13:8

                8On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for Me when I came out of Egypt.’

                Exodus 13:14

                14“In the days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

                Deuteronomy 6:20-21

                20In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees, and laws of the Lord our God has commanded you?” 21tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

                Deuteronomy 32:7

                7Remember the days of old; consider generations long past.  Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.

                Job 15:18

                18what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers

                Psalms 22:31

                31They will proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn– for He has done it.

Imagine a generation that knew not God.  Look at the lawlessness now.  If you don’t know God now, look at your own life.  What gives it meaning?  Can you take it with you when you die?  Are you told you have to start all over?  In the Old Testament, children were the salvation.  If families brought up Godly men then favor from God was in their home.  They were blessed with property and riches and it may not be much by our today’s standards, but Godly men went from slaves to kings.  You will see why there is a difference in the New Testament and the new promise for not just a few but for ALL who turn their lives to God.